Tuesday, December 20, 2005

One Down...

Last night I came home from work, washed up some dishes, made myself a "festive" dinner (ok, nachos with red salsa and green guacamole... I LOVE guacamole) and then knit until the wee hours. Ok, there may have been a shot of espresso in there somewhere.

The result?

The scarf/shawl for Andrew's mom is done. Finito.
*imagine roar of the crowd and thunderous applause*
I would like to thank the following people, without whom this Finished Object would not have been possible.
First and foremost, I would like to thank Cari of Dogs Steal Yarn for the beautiful pattern. The Travelling Vines Pattern is especially significant for my MIL as she and my FIL have recently retired from their work representing a Canadian missions board in Eastern Europe. They have travelled extensively over the last 8 years (visiting Belgium, Albania, Turkey, The Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Bosnia, Greece, and... hmmm... France, England... and other places I'm sure I missed) and are looking forward to some time at home.
Of course, the project wouldn't have been possible if it hadn't been for the yarn, Fleece Artist 2-ply kid silk which I purchased about 3 years ago with no specific project in mind. It was the colour that drew me in - a blue of amazing depth and variation. It is perfect for my MIL as she wears a lot of blue and has blue eyes too. I don't know that the yarn is still available...
My Brittany 4.0 mm needles who carried me through the last 21 pattern repeats. Thank you ladies, you performed with such grace and ease. I couldn't have done it without you.
The recipe cards on which I wrote each row of the pattern so that I could see them without the danger of reading another row. You stepped in when the going got tough, kept me on track and didn't let me down.
...and last but not least, I would like to thank the household chores who have been feeling rather neglected, especially in these final days of the project. You have been so supportive and I really appreciate your patience. I hope you know that when all this Christmas knitting is done, we will spend some real quality time together. I'll bring the vacuum, you bring the dust, k?
Photos to follow.
(I did 31 pattern repeats so that we would be able to remember when it was made.)


  1. Anonymous9:47 a.m.

    Yippee (confetti and balloons exploding)!!! Pictures! Hurry!

    So proud of you...

  2. ...the parade just went by my house. You looked lovely in your tiara, sitting on top of that Chrysler LeBaron. Congrats.
    um... is anyone going to be at the Cozy Corner this evening?

  3. *cheers* Wonderful! I hear they will name a couch after you at Uncommon Grounds. :)

    What a great entry, I was laughing my behind off!

  4. . . . because you are 31?

    Watch out for that festive supper. I've been eating guacamole and salsa for supper a LOT in the last four months (yeah, it's my I'm-lonely-but-at-least-avocados-are-cheap-here meal) and oh ghod, it shows. My belly is HUGE! Guess what: organic chips are just as fattening as regular chips. Gah.

    Congrats on the FO! Are you well on track with the deadline knitting now?

  5. Yay! On the FO. I can't wait to see the pics.

    Thanks for the link to the pattern. I found some fingering weight wool in my stash just last night, and this is perfect. Hmm, another project.

  6. can't wait to see the photos!

  7. Yahoo for a FO! It sounds lovely and will be well appreciated, I'm sure. I love the recipe cards idea.